Our Team

Darryl Hazelhurst-Jeavons

Darryl Hazelhurst-Jeavons CTA ATT (Fellow) CF TEP


Darryl founded Hamilton Blake in December 2006 after working as a specialist tax consultant for several large accounting firms. He established the practice to service the tax consulting requirements of owner managed businesses, entrepreneurs and private clients with a more personal touch.

Darryl is a highly experienced Chartered Tax Adviser who has a wealth of knowledge in all aspects of taxation and business consulting.

His main areas of expertise are:

  • Corporate Finance transactions
  • Valuation of unquoted companies
  • Research & Development tax reliefs
  • Employee share schemes
  • International tax issues

Professional memberships:

  • Member of the Chartered Institute of Taxation
  • Fellow of the Association of Taxation Technicians
  • Fellow of the Association of Certified Public Accountants
  • Member of the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners
  • Member of the Chartered Institute of Securities and Investment
  • Member of the Institute of Directors

Outside of the office, Darryl enjoys travelling, reading, music and playing golf.


Max Child Senior Accounts Manager

Max Child BA (Hons) FCCA

Senior Accounts Manager

Max joined Hamilton Blake in May 2018. Having gained his degree in Accounting and Finance at the University of Lincoln in 2008, Max continued to progress further into his professional career by qualifying as a member of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants in July 2014. Having gained vast experience and knowledge within the world of accountancy and tax, Max now manages a wide portfolio of clients from sole trader start-ups to large limited companies. Max is a dedicated member of our team who ensures our clients are in the safest of hands.

Outside of work, Max enjoys spending time watching and playing a variety of sports including tennis, football and golf.


Conor Murray Accountant

Conor Murray MAAT


Conor has worked for Hamilton Blake for four years after moving over from another local firm. He is responsible for a varied portfolio of clients ranging from sole traders to medium-sized owner managed businesses. Conor is currently studying towards his ACA-CTA joint programme. He has an avid interest in the use of cloud-based accounting systems and is integral in supporting our clients with their management accounting and advisory requirements.

Away from the office, Conor is a keen golfer and marathon runner.

Sophie Kwiatkowski


Sophie joined Hamilton Blake in January 2021 after 4 years at another local practice. Sophie is in the final stages of completing her AAT qualification with visions of progressing onto studying ACA. She hopes to gain vast amounts of experience working alongside both Max and Conor.

Away from work, Sophie enjoys family days out with her young daughter, cooking and entertaining for friends and family.


Kieran Jeavons Tax Assistant

Kieran Jeavons

Tax Assistant

Kieran came on board in October 2014. He is currently working towards his ATT qualification and has recently completed his foundation certificate in tax. Kieran is currently gaining experience in all aspects of tax as well as providing invaluable support to the compliance side of the business. In his spare time, Kieran enjoys bowling and watching the latest films at his local cinema. He is also a keen golfer and former junior captain of Middleton Golf Club.

Lauren Hagen Trainee Accounts Assistant

Lauren Hagen

Accounts Assistant

Lauren joined Hamilton Blake in July 2018 and is the youngest member of the team. She has recently completed her A-Levels at Reepham College and is now training towards her AAT Level 2 qualification, while gathering vast experience from the workplace. Outside of work, Lauren enjoys horse riding and socialising with her friends and family.

Emily Archer Administration Assistant

Emily Archer

Administration Assistant

Emily joined Hamilton Blake in September 2018 after completing an apprenticeship in Business and Administration at a local medical practice. She has gone on to complete a Diploma in Business Administration and is currently studying towards a Diploma in Probate Law and Practice. Emily puts all this experience and knowledge into ensuring Hamilton Blake is running as efficiently as possible. Emily is responsible for development and maintenance of various filing systems, ensuring the logistical needs of the business are met and being the first point of contact with clients. If you ever call or pop in, Emily will be there to greet you with a smile.

Outside of work, Emily enjoys socialising with her friends and family whilst wearing her favourite brand, Fairfax and Favor.